Influence of Electronic Business Technologies on Supply Chain Transformation

  • Wojciench Cellary
  • Sergiusz Strykowski
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 139)


Electronic business technologies enable to separate the information flow from the commodity flow in the supply chains. As a consequence, the information role of intermediary links in supply chains may be highly reduced. Only if customers are familiar with electronic business technologies, a manufacturer may conduct business processes electronically without the need of intermediaries as information providers. In the paper, a model with both real and virtual warehouses and direct shipments is analyzed. It is shown how such model may help to evolutionary shift business from a traditional to electronic one. A system of e-procurement e-MAX-ML deployed in Philips Lighting is discussed as an example of successful application of the described model.


logistics supply chain optimization supply chain transformation electronic business virtual warehouse 


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  • Sergiusz Strykowski

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